Book Notices -- By: Anonymous

Journal: Bibliotheca Sacra
Volume: BSAC 139:553 (Jan 1982)
Article: Book Notices
Author: Anonymous

Book Notices

Toward An Exegetical Theology: Biblical Exegesis for Preaching and Teaching. By Walter C. Kaiser, Jr. Grand Rapids: Baker Book House, 1981. 268 pp. $9.95.

Hereis an important book for expositors. Kaiser expounds what is so often overlooked, a basic philosophy of exegesis which forms the foundation of exposition. One could quibble with the author here and there throughout this book, particularly in the application of the philosophy and some of the mechanics of the process, but Kaiser’s overall philosophy is sound. Especially helpful is the chapter on preaching from narrative literature in the Old Testament. Though a reprint of an earlier journal article, this chapter remains one of the most useful since it deals with a very common abuse of Scripture.

A. D. Litfin

The Nicene Creed: Illumined by Modern Thought. By Geddes MacGregor. Grand Rapids: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 1980. 149 pp. Paper, $7.95.

Those who read this book and are committed to biblical orthodoxy and have some understanding of the theology of the ancients will question the choice of the word “Illumined” in the subtitle. The author has the framers of the creed saying and believing things which this reviewer believes they would deny. MacGregor attempts throughout the book to adjust the wording of the creed to fit contemporary molds. A striking example of this is in chapter 2, “Ground of All Process,” which discusses that part of the creed which reads, “One God, the Father Almighty.” The book is not recommended if the reader is looking for an interpretation of what the makers of the creed meant by their clear statements.

R. P. Lightner

The Revelation of Law in Scripture. By Patrick Fairbairn. 1869. Reprint ed. Winona Lake, IN: Alpha Publications, 1979. xii + 484 pp. $13.95.

In a day of lawlessness in general and of loose living even among God’s people, this volume meets a definite need. The work consists of nine lectures, three supplementary dissertations, and the exposition of what the author considers as the most important passages on the law in Paul’s epistles. The reviewer recommends the book for pastors and teachers.

R. P. Lightner

The Spirit of God. By G. Campbell Morgan. 1953. Reprint ed. Grand Rapids: Baker Book House, 1981. 237 pp. Paper, $3.95.

The original edition of this book was published by Fleming H. Revell Co. The present volume is part of the Morgan Library Series published by Baker Book House. In this volume the author says the baptism of the Spirit is the blessing of regeneration (p. 16)...

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